The Wonders Of Mesopotamia

Posted: February 24, 2013 by kennyming in Uncategorized
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Mesopotamia, literally meaning the ‘Land between the Rivers’, includes modern Iraq, north east Syria, and south east Turkey spanning across the rivers of the Tigris and Euphrates. As the cradle of urban civilization, many modern developments owe their origins to ancient Mesopotamia such as the invention of writing, complex administration and astrology . The Mesopotamian civilization witnessed the flowering of sophisticated art and literature together with remarkable achievements in intellectual, spiritual and scientific realms that still have a profound influence on modern life today. Showcasing more than 170 artefacts from the British Museum, this exhibition explores significant episodes of ancient Mesopotamian history from 3500 BC to 539 BC– the birth of cities in Sumer, the powerful military empire of Assyria and the development and legacy of cosmopolitan Babylon.

The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia


Solely sponsored by
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Jointly presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The Trustees of the British Museum

Jointly organised by
Hong Kong Museum of History
The British Museum

Admission Fee:

Standard Ticket:HK$10
Holders of Museum Pass may enjoy free admission
Concession tickets, Museum Weekly Pass and free admission on Wednesdays are not applicable to this exhibition.

The Museum closes on every Tuesday.
During the Chinese New Year, the Museum closes
early at 5pm on 9 Feb 2013, followed by two more
closing days until its reopening on 12 Feb on a special Tuesday.

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